Symantec Corporation is a cybersecurity software company focused on the protection of information and computer systems. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and was founded in April 1982.
- Norton Consumer Endpoint Security software (anti-malware)
- LifeLock identity protection
- Enterprise Security, using their Integrated Cyber Defense Platform
Symantic also operated as a SSL certificate authority for a time, but in August 2017 announced that it was transferring this task to DigiCert.
Size and success
In 2017, Symantec was number 400 on Fortune 500 list. It employed about 13,000 global employees, and held 2,000 global patents. Only 52% of their income came from the United States. The remaining 48% came from international markets.
In the growing field of cybersecurity, Symantec has a number of competitors. Perhaps the greatest of these are Microsoft, Intel Security (McAfee), and Trend Micro. Other competitors include Avocent Corporation, Cisco Systems, Google, IBM, and Oracle.